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Otter Creek Spring Ale

Otter Creek Spring Ale
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Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Kölsch
Middlebury, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
Spring Ale Special Release is a German-style Kölsch: a bright golden ale originating in Cologne.

Craft brewed with 2-row malt and malted wheat, and hopped with Tettnang and Liberty hops, this beer is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DialSquare (4300) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2008
12oz bottle. pale gold pour with thin white head. interesting aroma of spice, caramel, grass and cereal. taste of bready malt and mild hops. also some honey. thin mouthfeel. doesn’t seem like kolsch to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennylava (99) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours pale yellow color with an abundant frothy white head. Most prominent note in the aroma is from the malt. Very tasty beer, light but not lacking flavor. Not as crisp as a pils and I would call the finish a little sweet, not dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a thin white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is light/medium malt-bready, secondary spice/herbal-hops, some yeast. Taste is light/medium malt-bready, spice/herbal-hops, some yeast. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
12 oz, bottled 1/15/08. Clear orange golden with a one-finger head that settles to a lasting ring. Grain, honey, slight lemongrass and cinnamon on the nose. Roasted corn, light caramel apple, and drying grassy-woody hop flavor are well-balanced. A hint of an earthy, roasted aftertaste appears near the end of the glass. Light-medium body is smooth, slightly tingly, dryish, and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Clear light straw color with course head. Light grainy malt aroma with some fruity spicey yeast character. Cereal and honey notes in flavor over sweet grainey malt with a bit of spicey hops. Lightly sweet finish. Good interpretation of classic style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pale gold appearance with an average size white head and modest lacing. Toasted grain aroma. Crisp, dry, slightly bitter taste that is a little sweeter than the nose moght indicate. Hops are evident but far from overwhelming. Light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Nice golden coloured body with a soapy white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, light hops, and a bit of honey. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong bready malt taste along with a light floral taste coupled with some sugar and a tiny bit of nuts. Aftertaste is just malty - nice light malts ,but nothing else. Overall, a nice kolsch - good to try and would recommend as a lighter summer beer for others. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased on 03-May-2008, during the Champion’s League Final on 21-May-2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Very clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Honey, corn and light grain aroma, with some light cheerios hints. More cheerios in the flavor with some honey following through. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle at Jungle Jim’s. Poured clear straw color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Light body with a watery texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Very light grain aroma. Clear light golden color with a large white head. Grain-malt flavor in the beginning with a tangy yeast flavor. Average palate.

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